Posted 13 апреля, 04:16
Published 13 апреля, 04:16
Modified 13 апреля, 07:04
Updated 13 апреля, 07:04
As the head of the department Yevgeny Primakov told RIA Novosti, to date, the work of Russian houses has been stopped in Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Macedonia and Romania.
Primakov clarified that Russian houses are being closed "not by choice" of the Russian side. In some republics, local authorities decide to terminate the intergovernmental agreement on the activities of cultural centers, and in some cases the reason is the expulsion of ambassadors and employees of Russian diplomatic missions. The fact is that the staff of the centers, as a rule, are accredited at embassies.
He added that "if people have left, and they don't give new visas, then the whole thing freezes," so we have to "wind down the work." Rossotrudnichestvo "does not voluntarily close anything":
"Why help idiots who are trying to abolish Russian culture, language, literature?"
Earlier, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said that the Russian House allegedly "participated in actions on a distorted representation of reality and historical truth".